Family traditions are something I love to do with every holiday and year that passes. It is a wonderful way to create those lasting memories with your children. I still remember our traditions that took place on certain holidays when I was a child. It is a great way to really instill that family essence. I thought it would be nice to share some New Years tradition to start with your family this coming year. If you are wondering what you can do to ring in the new year as a family, check out the list below for inspiration!
- Look back over the year. Write down your favorite foods, colors, and more. Then at the end of next year, repeat the same questions to see what has changed. Do this at the beginning and end of each year.
- Host a Junk Food Party of all your favorite treats.
- Write a letter each year that recaps what you have gone through in the year. Then put it in a safe or secure box and use it to look back on in years in the future.
- Cook up a feast including Black Eyed Peas to bring you good luck for the New Year ahead.
- Have a fondue party for New Years, where you dip all things in cheese and chocolate.
- New years day have a pajama day.
- Find a New Year’s Eve book and sit down and read it as a family. Then each year find a new book or read a few of your favorites.
- Sit down and decorate a “Wish” box for the new year. Things you wish will happen this year, from getting good grades in school, buying a big ticket item, work-related and more. Then at the end of the year, see what items came true.
- Make midnight snacks, whether it be your famous cookies or cake recipe, keep the tradition alive and make the same snack each year. Then at midnight, everyone who is awake gets a sweet treat.
- Take a bag and place some fun toys in it for your kids. Then at midnight or before they head off to bed they can open and get a few small New Year gifts.
- Make pancakes in the shape of the new year’s numbers. Just find cookie cutters to fit the numbers and serve them up for breakfast.
- Sit around and play board games on new years eve or even new year day with your family. Each year add a new game to the mix.
- Have your kids make sweet notes and deliver them to the neighbors to wish them a happy new year.
- Head out and do a little new year shopping with the family, or go on a little outing to your favorite museum, park, or place.
- Grab some pictures you have took over the past year and let your kids scrapbook and add little words to the pictures and fun stickers.
What are some of your New Years traditions?